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Miho Museum

300 Shigarakicho Tashiro Momotani, Koka 529-1814, Shiga Prefecture
+81 748-82-3411
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Remote but stunning

Whether this museum is worth the drive is going to be a personal choice. The building and entry are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Allentown, Pennsylvania
via mobile
The Tale of Peach Blossom Spring

If you are in Kyoto, Japan, consider spending a day at the Miho Museum. The museum was designed by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Love T
Taipei, Taiwan
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300 Shigarakicho Tashiro Momotani, Koka 529-1814, Shiga Prefecture
+81 748-82-3411
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Whether this museum is worth the drive is going to be a personal choice. The building and entry are stunning, by I.m. Pei. The collection is small but very impressive. You could see the entire museum in two hours. We did not have a choice...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Kyoto, Japan, consider spending a day at the Miho Museum. The museum was designed by I. M. Pei, best known as the architect of Le Grand Louvre in Paris. The Miho Museum is located in a scenic hilly preserve area, an...More

Thank Love T
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We mainly visited for the building and entry, but were surprised that it actually had a good collection. The permanent exhibition was okay, but we especially liked the temporary one. Only nitpick is that the bus to the train is extremely crowded and only goes...More

Thank Hannekejag
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Created by the IM Pei, the Miho Museum is located in the middle of the beautiful Shigaraki Mountains just outside Kyoto. It is quite literally intended to be a paradise on Earth, and it worked for me; it is my favorite museum in the world...More

Thank ericdallemagne
Reviewed 1 July 2017

It has small collection but but I really liked this museum. It is pretty remote but I think this is what sets it apart from the larger city museums with art colllections that can be quite overwhelming and take the whole day. Architecture of the...More

Thank 451cece
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is a "must-see" stop if you are in Kyoto. Although you need to take a 15 minute train ride then a 50 minute bus ride this museum is well worth it. The countryside is stunning as well as you take in the mountain scenery...More

Thank Swarovski
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The architecture is the big attraction, but the eclectic collection was well worth seeing, with prices from ancient Egepst, Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, and Asis. Spection glass exhibit was beautiful. Exhibits very well displayed and explained in English as well as Japanese. Bus tip was not...More

Thank Judgelew
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The journey is more important than the destination The bus trip traverses stunning river landscapes with boulders of granite and a rich fabric of green foliage Rice fields of elegance framed by mountains of quintessential Japanese beauty The Miho museum has a magnificent tunnel that...More

Thank PM6
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Surprised to find such a beautiful and huge museum in a remote valley. I took taxi from Ishimaya station to the museum and paid more tham 7000 yen. However it was truly worthy of paying the fare and time. The architecture itself is the masterpiece....More

Thank eunhwan
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

It's in an out of the way location but well worth a visit. Be sure to check the bus schedule from Ishiyama Stn before you leave because it's only available every hour. It's best to visit in the spring during cherry blossom season or in...More

Thank Melinda G
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